Bruno Chirumbolo - Stark County Amateur Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2018Bruno Chirumbolo

Bruno has been involved with golf since the age of thirteen. He was a fine amateur player until 1984 when he turned professional. During his professional career, he worked at Edgewood Golf Club as an assistant, and was head professional at Prestwick Country Club for four years. In 2013, Bruno applied for and was granted his amateur status by the U.S.G.A.

His golfing accomplishments include:

  • Three year letterman at Oakwood High School
  • Named to the All County Golf Team his senior year
  • 1975 – Stark County Amateur Class A first place
  • 1984 Akron District Golfer of the Year
  • 1984 ADGA thirty-six hole stroke play winner
  • 1988 as a professional, first place United Way Classic
  • 2013 reinstated as an amateur
  • 2014 Shady Hollow senior club champion
  • 2015 Tiger Town open first place senior division
  • 2016 Tiger Town open third place senior division
  • 2016 Chippewa C.C. senior champion sixty and over
  • 2017 Tiger Town Open first place senior division
  • 2017 ADGA thirty six hole stroke play Sr. Champion
  • 2017 Chippewa C.C. senior champion sixty and over
  • 2017 Stark Co. amateur sixty and over champion
  • 2018 Stark Co. amateur sixty and over runner up

Bruno has had two double eagles; on number one at Tam O’ Shanter Dales par four (hole in one) and had a two on the par five second hole at Rain Tree. He also had four hole in ones on number one at Tam O’ Shanter, number fourteen at Skyland Pines, number eleven at Shady Hollow, and number two at Prestwick C.C.

Bruno is a tax preparer and lives in the Canton South area. 


Herb Morello - Stark County Amateur Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2018Herb Morello

Herb was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He played all sports in high school. He was scouted by the New York Yankees, but after an arm injury, he became a softball pitcher and hitter.

Herb received his mechanical engineering degree from The Newark College of Engineering in 1959. He spend two years in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.

Herb worked for RCA and Univac on computer peripheral equipment before starting a computer company in 1968. He, his wife Lucille, and his five children moved to Stark County in 1972 to design ATM machines for Diebold. He holds sixteen U.S. patents.

Herb became addicted to golf while playing in the Diebold Golf League. Herb’s contributions to Stark County Golf are significant. He has been the force behind the Senior Golf Association (SCA) serving as treasurer, tournament director, vice president, and president. SCA has hundreds of members, and continues to grow because of Herb’s dedication to the organization. He feels that the SGA provides senior golfers with a fun, relaxed, and friendly competitive place to play on various courses throughout Stark County.

Herb played in the Hoover Golf League, and was league champion and player of the year. He is now retired and loving in Jackson Township.  


Bob Seaman - Stark County Amateur Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2018Bob Seaman

Bob was the sports editor for the Canton Repository from early 1950’s to the 1970’s. He was an avid supporter of golf in Stark Co. In addition he was instrumental in Canton getting The Pro Football Hall Fame.

In 1950-1952, there was no Stark Co. amateur championship. The Stark Co. Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA) had no guidance. Bob formed a committee to revive SCAGA and because of Bob’s leadership and committee members Junie Hodgson, Dick Locker, Dick Mercer, Don Nist, and Ralph Santangelo, SCAGA was reestablished.

SCAGA grew, having a membership of over 420 players in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Annual merchandise purses were as much as $26,000 in SCAGA’s hayday. The Pizza Oven tournament at Skyland Pines had 256 players one year.

Bob also wrote a column in the Repository called “Down the Fairway” every week during the golf season. This column would include low men and women’s scores from all the public and private golf courses and winners of various events at the courses. This column became so popular that the course pros and managers would call Bob each week to report the scores and event winners.

A special thanks goes to Bob Seaman for reviving the popularity of golf in Stark Co. which continues today.  


Cheryl Watt - Stark County Amateur Golf Hall of Fame - Class of 2018Cheryl Watt

Cheryl first picked up a golf club at the age of 14, when, being a left handed batter in softball, she turned her Dad’s right handed 7 iron upside down to swing left handed. As there were very few manufacturers of ladies left handed clubs, her Dad insisted she switch to playing right handed. She took her first golf lesson at the age of 15 and played recreationally with family members and friends a handful of times each summer. Cheryl attended The Ohio State University, where at the end of her junior year she became ill. Upon returning home from Columbus, she started hitting golf balls to regain her strength and stamina. She became completely enamored with the game. After continuing to practice and improve her game, Cheryl began to play competitively.

Some of her playing accomplishments are:

  • Edgewood Golf Club Lady’s Club champion (multiple years)
  • Ohio Women’s Golf Association State Stroke Play Champion
  • 1983 Lady’s Ohio Public Golfers Association State Public Links Champion
  • 1984 Qualifier for USGA US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship
  • 1984 Multiple time winner of Tri County Women’s Golf Association events
  • Competitor on the Futures Mini Tour (Amateur)
  • At one time was the lady’s course record holder at Edgewood Golf Club and Glenmoor Country Club

Ending her amateur career to become a club Professional, Cheryl became a member of the PGA of America. At the time of her election to the PGA in 1991, she was one of only three female members in the state of Ohio. During her career, she has worked with players of all ages and ability levels. Cheryl is in her 35th year of teaching, and desires to instill her love of the game into all of her students. She is currently the Head Golf Professional at Skyland Pines Golf Club.